Recipes for Leftover Halloween Treats

Some tasty treats for all that leftover Halloween candy

Trick or Treat! Halloween is also that time of the year for some delicious snack. Hopefully you’ve earned more treats than tricks from your peer monsters, ghosts, vampires, and fairies. But wait! Don’t fill your tummy with all that sweet junk yet! There are even better, quick and easy recipes that could create the most beautiful harmony from your dozens of treats.

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Cartoon Network

 

1) Halloween Candy Bark

Spread some melted chocolate on foil and top it with the chopped up Halloween candy. You can use assorted candy such as but not limited to Snickers, M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces and candy corn. In the picture, Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s Fast Break Bars and Butterfingers were used.

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Halloween bark (Cooking Channel T.V)

Ingredients:

Assorted Halloween candy, about 15 pieces or packs (1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped candy) 20 ounces milk chocolate

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the creases.

  1. Crush all the candy bars into pieces. (You can put them inside a plastic bag and smash them against the table, or just use a coffee mug to crush them in the bag.)
  2. Put a glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of gently boiling water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir the chocolate until they are melted. But make sure to don’t overheat the chocolate or it will seize.
  3. Remove the bowl from the pan. Spread the melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, into a 10-to-12-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick.
  4. Assort the candy pieces into the chocolate so that they are all well blended in flavor, color and texture. After that, freeze your chocolate into the refrigerator for 1 hour so they solidify before breaking it into pieces. You can even store the chocolate in a container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.

 

2) Candy Corn Parfait

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Candy Corn Parfait (My Super Foods blog)

Ingredients:

1 box of instant chocolate pudding (or homemade of course)

1 box of French vanilla pudding (or regular vanilla)

Cocoa Puffs

Whipped cream

Candy corn

Yellow gel golor

Orange gel color

Halloween themed sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Make the chocolate and vanilla pudding. Divide the vanilla in half. If you are using French vanilla, it is already yellow, but if you are using plain vanilla, add a few drops of yellow to it. With the other half, use the orange food coloring to make it orange.
  1. Now all you have to do is create your own layers! The order laid out in the photo is: Cocoa Puffs, yellow pudding, whipped cream, candy corn and Cocoa Puffs, chocolate pudding, orange pudding, candy corn and Cocoa Puffs (again), whipped cream, sprinkles, and a few candy corns for garnish

Then finally chill for about 30 minutes to an hour or until the puddings are set!

 

3) 5-Minute Jolly Rancher Suckers

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Jolly Ranchers Suckers (Pinterest)

Ingredients:

Jolly Rancher

Sucker Sticker

Cookie sheet lined with a baking Mat or Parchment Paper

Directions:

  1. Crush all the candies
  2. On the silicone mat, creatively arrange the candy pieces in any way you want.
  3. Watching, bake the candy in 350º for 3-5 minutes. There will be a small candy puddle and place the sucker sticks into each of them. Roll the sticks in candy to coat the stick.
  4. You can finally cool and peel away the finished lollipops from the silicone mat. 

 

4) Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

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Twix Cheesecake Bars (Bakers Royale)

Ingredients

1 16-oz. package of ready-made chocolate cookie dough

1 16-oz. package of ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough

16 Twix bars (8 packages of regular size bars, containing 2 each)

For the cheesecake: 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1/3 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup caramel sauce (recipe follows)

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil so that there is a one-inch overhang on each side. Spray the foil with baking spray. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a rolling pin, flatten the chocolate cookie dough into a 9×13 inch rectangle with a 1/4 inch thickness. Also, pinch off bits of chocolate chip cookie dough and drop them on top of the original chocolate cookie dough.
  3. Add cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and caramel sauce into a small bowl and beat until blended.  
  4. Place Twix bars directly on top of the crust and then pour the cheesecake mixture on top. Sprinkle the remaining crumbles of cookies dough on top of the cheesecake layer with chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees F.
  6. Finally, remove the pan from oven and you can cool it!

So do these recipes make your tummy growl? Now stop stuffing yourself with leftover twix bars, candy corns, lollipops, jellies, and chocolates! Just put them altogether into these delightful mix and share them with your friends, families, and teachers! Happy Halloween!

 

– Sammie Kim (’18)

Last-Minute Genius D.I.Y Halloween Costumes

Halloween comes in less than a week, don’t have any ideas? No worries, take a look at these super easy DIY Halloween costumes!

October is finally here! It’s only a few weeks before Halloween—the exciting time of the year where you can show off all your creativity, spookiness, and cleverness with your costume. But oops! Don’t have the money to buy a costume? Can’t work with makeup? Or did you already outgrow from your last year’s witch-dress?  Don’t worry. Here are some of the top “genius, witty, humorous, and comfortable” D.I.Y Halloween costume ideas that will take you no more than 5 minute tops.

 

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All you need is your black sharpie, white t-shirt, and that “cool, nonchalant” attitude.

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“Costume Not Found” (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

 

2. Become a Stick Figure from your old comic book.

Dress up in full white, and with a strip of black duct tape, make yourself some arms, legs, and a spine. Oh and remember to print out your favorite cartoon face!

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Stick Man (Pinterest)

 

3. You can be Max!

Do you remember Where the Wild Things Are from your sweet childhood memories?  Simply jump into your grey hoodie and cut out that big, golden paper crown!

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Max costume (Liao, PopSugar)
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Max (Rice, Pinterest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Boo from Monster’s Inc!

If you’re looking for a cute, girly costume, Boo is here for you. Tie your hair into two adorable pig tails, then slip into your boxy, pink shirt, purple leggings, and white socks. Don’t forget to smile!

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Boo costume (Nicole, Pinterest)

5. Yummy sushi outfit!

If you have any colorful pillows you don’t use anymore, paint them into delicious salmon, tuna, egg, crab, or even mackerel! Then, put black duct tape as the seaweed around your stomach with the pillow at your back. Moreover, white shirt and black leggings will finish the job, adding some sour, white rice to your sushi. Congrats! You are now a walking, talking sushi!

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Salmon Sushi Costume (Mintlaces, Youtube Channel)

 

6. Egg

Pretty self-explanatory – just cut out a piece of yellow, circular paper and paste it on a white shirt. If even this too hard… we don’t know what to tell ya.

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Egg costume (Monalv)

 

7. Sweater Monster

You could turn yourself into a monster in less than a minute! Glue black pupils on your ping-pong balls. Then tape those ping-pong eyeballs onto the back shoulder of a baggy knit-shirt, or any loosely fitting sweater. Pull up your shirt over your head for the final transformation!

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“Costume Not Found” (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

 

8. Grape

Blow some purple balloons and affix them all over your shirt. You could even collect some green leaves to put them on your head.  

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Balloon Grapes (Liao, PopSugar)

 

9. Ultra-Static Man

Clip on some dryer sheets, shirts, socks, and handkerchief from your laundry for the ultimate, ULTIMATE last minute halloween costume.

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(Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

10. Lady Bug

You can be a cute lady bug— just paste some black dots all over a red outfit, and maybe make yourself an antennae with black wire and headband. Get ready to fly!

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Cute Ladybug (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

So what do you think? These were just some brilliant, clever Halloween costumes recommended by Internet bloggers that you can easily make from your household objects. Happy Halloween!

 

– Sammie Kim (’18)